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Eric Koomen, John Stillwell, Aldrik Bakema, and Henk J. Scholten, eds. Modelling Land-use Change: Progress and Applications (GeoJournal Volume 90)

Eric Koomen, John Stillwell, Aldrik Bakema, and Henk J. Scholten, eds. Modelling Land-use Change:... Appl. Spatial Analysis (2008) 1:151–152 DOI 10.1007/s12061-008-9004-6 Eric Koomen, John Stillwell, Aldrik Bakema, and Henk J. Scholten, eds. Modelling Land-use Change: Progress and Applications (GeoJournal Volume 90) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2007 Richard E. Klosterman Received: 15 January 2008 /Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published online: 12 April 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008 There is no question that we are experiencing a golden age of spatial modelling. Dramatic improvements in computer hardware and software, the increased availability of spatial data, and an increased concern with issues such as global warming, urban sprawl and environmental degradation are inspiring academics and professionals around the world to develop a diverse and growing collection of computer-based tools for understanding the world and informing the policy-making process. This book provides a reasonably non-technical review of the “state of the art” in modelling land-use change. It includes 21 case studies describing model applications from 13 countries, prepared by authors from 13 countries. Most of the authors and applications are from Europe; none of them is from the Americas. I realize that it generally is not a good idea to provide a chapter-by-chapter review of an edited book. However, I feel that it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy Springer Journals

Eric Koomen, John Stillwell, Aldrik Bakema, and Henk J. Scholten, eds. Modelling Land-use Change: Progress and Applications (GeoJournal Volume 90)

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Social Sciences; Human Geography; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Regional/Spatial Science
ISSN
1874-463X
eISSN
1874-4621
DOI
10.1007/s12061-008-9004-6
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Appl. Spatial Analysis (2008) 1:151–152 DOI 10.1007/s12061-008-9004-6 Eric Koomen, John Stillwell, Aldrik Bakema, and Henk J. Scholten, eds. Modelling Land-use Change: Progress and Applications (GeoJournal Volume 90) Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2007 Richard E. Klosterman Received: 15 January 2008 /Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published online: 12 April 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008 There is no question that we are experiencing a golden age of spatial modelling. Dramatic improvements in computer hardware and software, the increased availability of spatial data, and an increased concern with issues such as global warming, urban sprawl and environmental degradation are inspiring academics and professionals around the world to develop a diverse and growing collection of computer-based tools for understanding the world and informing the policy-making process. This book provides a reasonably non-technical review of the “state of the art” in modelling land-use change. It includes 21 case studies describing model applications from 13 countries, prepared by authors from 13 countries. Most of the authors and applications are from Europe; none of them is from the Americas. I realize that it generally is not a good idea to provide a chapter-by-chapter review of an edited book. However, I feel that it

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Applied Spatial Analysis and PolicySpringer Journals

Published: Apr 12, 2008

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